Soooooooo The Ship Beyond Time comes out in less than two months and I haven’t done anything to promote it.
[insert sailor swears here]
This is not because the book is no good. Au contraire! The Ship Beyond Time got rave reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal (they even gave me a star, yay!) Entertainment Weekly called it one of their most anticipated books of 2017, and more importantly to me, early readers have loved the story (some even going so far as to curse my name for the ending, which is perhaps the highest honor a reader can bestow.)
No, my lack of promotion has been due in large part to a strong desire for a real life time machine (dial set for November 7th 2016) and to an extremely crunched schedule consisting of writing my own fantastic next book and reading the fabulous books of others. But now I’ve wasted two paragraphs explaining myself and the clock is really ticking, so without further ado, let me announce my preorder incentive.
I’m not going to be subtle–I want your preorders! Preorders are the best way to ensure a book and an author gets love and attention from publishers and press, and we all want is love and attention, right? Or is that only a holdover from my theatre days? ANYWAY. To encourage those preorders, I’m offering an incentive in the form of a beautiful cloisonne pin shaped like the Temptation.
I have a limited amount of these pins, so if you’re on the fence about preordering but you really really like collecting rare swag*, this might just sway you! So go on, preorder**! Then enter your info here.
*Yes, for those who asked, I DID look into cloning Kashmir, but the Cloning Nerds have a friendly rivalry with us Time Travel Nerds and there are a lot more of them than us–at least, intermittently, between the moments that we fire up the time machine to go back to stop Casey from pressing the clone button FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME.
**This incentive was originally conceived as an incentive for indie bookstores only, but it was rightfully pointed out to me that access to an indie bookstore is a privilege. Supporting indie bookstores is near and dear to my heart, and by supporting indie bookstores, you are helping make them accessible to more people, so I highly encourage you preorder from your local indie, BUT, if you cannot, you are still welcome to claim your incentive along with my gratitude. 🙂